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[liberationtech] Auditing of Auto-Update of software commonly used by Human Rights Defenders

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sun May 18 11:32:55 PDT 2014


On 05/18/2014 09:54 AM, Cristina wrote:
> El 18/05/14 09:40, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) escribió:
>> Il 5/15/14, 11:47 PM, Tom Ritter ha scritto:
>>> On 14 May 2014 23:36, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) <lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
>>>> i think that would be very important to organize a project to Audit the
>>>> functionalities of Auto-Update of software commonly used by human rights
>>>> defenders.
> I'm afraid I see more and more how the "on-field activist" people use
> facebook (YES, I saw it), google mailing-list, google accounts without
> encryption, whatsapp, and the list is more and more terrific...
> I talk about Sudamerica. But I saw it either in other places.
>
> I'm not IT professional, then even when I can talk "their language"
> (because IT people talk in "other" language, impossible to journalist or
> activist) they - in 95% of the cases - don't care.
>
> I can count on my horror list even lawyers fighting for HR or govs
> censorship! NGOs, ...
>
> They now "all about Snowden and net neutrality" bot they don't know and
> - as say before, in general - don't care, about OTR, free software, etc.

That doesn't sound right, because when they talked to me they seemed to 
care.

Granted it was after showing some of them to use Tor, teaching others 
about free software, and even switching one person over from WinXP to 
Linux Mint with an XP theme.

But I admit I may have misunderstood them.

-Jonathan



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